I asked the waiter, ‘Is this milk fresh?’ He said, ‘Lady, three hours ago it was grass.
—Phyllis Diller (b.1917) American Actor, Comedian
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
—Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860) German Philosopher
Each new generation is a fresh invasion of savages.
—Hervey Allen (1889–1949) American Writer
I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.
—Lord Byron (George Gordon Byron) (1788–1824) English Romantic Poet
Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.
—Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874–1942) Canadian Novelist
Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom on the mountains. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The wind will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
—John Muir (1838–1914) Scottish-born American Naturalist
The moment a man begins to talk about technique that’s proof that he is fresh out of ideas.
—Raymond Chandler (1888–1959) American Novelist
For every fresh stage in our lives we need a fresh education, and there is no stage for which so little educational preparation is made as that which follows the reproductive period.
—Havelock Ellis (1859–1939) British Sexologist, Physician, Social Reformer
Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it … If you have made mistakes, even serious mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down.
—Mary Pickford (1893–1979) American-Canadian Actor, Producer
A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood.
—Rachel Carson (1907–64) American Naturalist, Science Writer
Love and eggs are best when they are fresh.
It is the duty of youth to bring its fresh powers to bear on social progress. Each generation of young people should be to the world like a vast reserve force to a tired army. They should lift the world forward. That is what they are for.
—Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935) American Feminist, Writer
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find ourselves without experience, despite our years.
—Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613–80) French Writer
A new word is like a fresh seed sewn on the ground of the discussion.
—Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951) Austrian-born British Philosopher
Eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation.
—Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945) American Head of State, Lawyer
Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus.
—Robert South (1634–1716) English Theologian, Preacher
Every letter must be chewed before you can refresh yourself with its juice.
When you start using senses you’ve neglected, your reward is to see the world with completely fresh eyes.
—Barbara Sher (1935–2020) American Career Coach
A fresh mind keeps the body fresh. Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday. As to the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes today.
—Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (1803–73) British Novelist, Poet, Politician
Fresh air impoverishes the doctor.
Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) German Poet
Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes.
—Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823–1911) American Social Reformer, Clergyman
Each coming together of man and wife, even if they have been mated for many years, should be a fresh adventure; each winning should necessitate a fresh wooing.
—Marie Stopes (1880–1958) British Author, Social Activist
Eat your fish while it is still fresh and marry the girl while she is still young.
I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.
—J. B. Priestley (1894–1984) English Novelist, Playwright, Critic
Every time you pray, if your prayer is sincere, there will be new feeling and new meaning in it which will give you fresh courage and you will understand that prayer is an education.
—Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–81) Russian Novelist, Essayist, Writer